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Maude Graham Jenkins

Maude Graham Jenkins, 90, went to be with the Lord on May 11, 2017 at Floyd Medical Center, Rome, Georgia. She was a native of Gaston County, North Carolina, born June 29, 1926 to the late Charles Walker and Eula Payne Graham.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, great aunt and was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maxie Donald Jenkins; son, Paul Lingerfelt, Jr.; and brother, Charles Graham.

The family would like to send a heartfelt “Thank You” to her friends Dixie Yarbrough, Joanne Peach, and Jack Sharp for their wonderful care of Maude.

She is survived by her two grandchildren, Tara Lingerfelt Jannetta, Justin Lingerfelt; three great grandchildren, Alyssa Janneta, Noah Janneta, Gracie Janneta of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 in the Garden of Honor Section of Gaston Memorial Park. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to Online condolences may be made at

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, Gastonia, is serving the Jenkins family.